Massimiliano Allegri Admits Premier League Desire as Manchester United and Arsenal Eye the Former Juventus Boss

Dec 5, 2020, 3:56 PM GMT+5:30
Massimiliano Allegri has revealed he wants to work in the Premier League | LUCAS BARIOULET/Getty Images

Former Juventus and Milan manager Massimiliano Allegri has admitted that he wants to work in the Premier League and take on a challenge at a new club.

The 53-year-old has been out of a job since leaving Juventus at the end of the 2018-19 season, but has been linked with moves to Manchester United and Arsenal.

And now, Allegri admitted that he is improving his English and is on the lookout for his next job.

“I would like to experience the Premier League,” he told The Times before adding, “In Italy, I was in Milan for four years. Five years in Juventus. Now I expect (to work again) in Italy, but it is difficult, or in England."

Allegro continued, “For me, English football is improving now because there are a lot of foreign trainers. There are more tactics compared to ten years ago. England now is more sophisticated, and more tactical, but is also respecting the tradition of English football."

The Italian coach added, “It’s a good balance of the spirit of English football and the new quality and new tactical approach of the new coaches. The important thing is every country has its own history. England is different from Italy, which is different from Spain, from Germany. It’s difficult to change the history of the country.”

Allegri also claimed that Liverpool and Bayern Munich are currently in two best teams in Europe, and he is a fan of what Jurgen Klopp has achieved at Anfield.

He said, “Every year they improve the team. Liverpool have players who are very fast, technical, are physically stronger, and they have character. To win trophies, we need to have character, the technical, the tactical, and the physical. And all Liverpool players work very hard, every match. Liverpool have the right mentality."

Allegri concluded, “At Tottenham, [Jose] Mourinho has the balance with the pragmatic and the technical. Because Tottenham are a big team, with big players, and Mourinho is about the strategic. The trainer must respect the quality of his players. Mourinho understands his players. He’s doing a great job at Tottenham. Manchester City don’t have a big history like United, so [Pep] Guardiola can work with a ‘virgin’ club and has the possibility to work his own way."